Flavoured salts

I was reading the November edition of the Australian Women's Weekly and came across a great idea "Flavoured Salts" - these would make excellent gifts or something you could make for yourself.  I had to give it a go.

Photo taken from the November 2011 iPad edition of the Australian Women's Weekly magazine
Rosemary and cumin salt 
(to use on lamb)

Mix together
  • 1 cup of sea salt flakes
  • 1 tablespoon of finely chopped rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons of cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of grounded black pepper
Mix the ingredients together
Stir over low heat for about 3 minutes or until the salt is fragrant.

Remove from heat, cool.  Store in an air tight container

It certainly smells good and I can't wait to use this on a lamb roast as a rub.

Lemon and chilli salt 
(use on chicken)

  • 1 cup of sea salt flakes
  • finely chopped (thin strips) rind from 2 lemons
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
Stir over low hear for about 3 minutes until the salt is fragrant.  Add 2 teaspoons of chilli flakes - combine.  Cool and store in an airtight container. 


The box of sea salt flakes I bought was expensive ($9.00) however it contains 2 cups so I can make both these recipes and as you don't use very much of the salt when cooking, it should last a while. Even though I haven't done the maths, this is a much cheaper option than buying them ready made.



    1. This is a very interesting idea - I don't think I've ever heard of it before! I wonder if they are strongly flavoured, or if it's more pretty than anything??

    2. Clara, I am using my rosemary one on my steak tonight and the flavour is sutle but noticeable . Next weekend I am going to make the lemon on as that will be useful for chicken.

    3. What a great idea for a gift!
      It looks really nice and is so useful too!
      I'll be having a go at this.
      Thanks for sharing the recipe, Jo.

    4. A friend made the rosemary and cumin salt for me and it is superb!


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